Ingested toothpick fistula of the ileum mimicking Crohn's disease.

  title={Ingested toothpick fistula of the ileum mimicking Crohn's disease.},
  author={Orestis M. Ioannidis and Emmanouil Kakoutis and Leonidas Sakkas and Athina Konstantara and Stavros A Chatzopoulos and Anastasios Kotronis and Nikolaos Makrantonakis},
  journal={Acta gastro-enterologica Belgica},
  volume={73 4},
Foreign body ingestion is an accidental or an intentional event, with most of the ingested foreign bodies passing spontaneously through the gastrointestinal tract without incidents. About 10-20% of them, especially long and sharp objects like toothpicks, will fail to pass through the entire gastrointestinal tract and may cause symptoms. Toothpick injury of the gastrointestinal tract is often associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. The complications that can be caused by toothpick… CONTINUE READING


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